A Linux Computer
In addition to acting as an embedded controller, the BeagleBone Black can also be used as a regular Linux computer. In this chapter, we explore this aspect of the board’s personality.
Attaching the Keyboard, Mouse, and Screen
The BeagleBone Black has only one USB port (the type to which you attach a keyboard and mouse). Therefore, you will need to buy a USB hub to allow both items to be plugged in at the same time, as well as any other peripherals you may need. A more compact alternative is to use a wireless keyboard and mouse combo, which comes as a kit containing a single USB dongle that then connects wirelessly to a keyboard ...